This repair guide gives step-by-step instructions for replacing a dishwasher electronic control board. The electronic control board runs all the dishwasher's functions—filling, washing, drying and draining—which can make it difficult to pinpoint the control board as the source of a problem. Refer to the tech sheet for diagnostic tests (it's usually behind the service panel below the door) or have a service technician test the control board. If the electronic control board is faulty, replace it with a manufacturer-approved replacement part.
These basic instructions will help you replace the electronic control board in many Kenmore, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, JennAir, Amana, GE, Frigidaire, Electrolux, LG and Samsung dishwashers.
How to replace a dishwasher electronic control board.
Shut off electrical power
Unplug the dishwasher or shut off the house circuit breaker for the dishwasher.
To verify that power is disconnected, make sure that the control panel doesn’t light up when your press a control button or the power button.
Shut off the house circuit breaker.
Remove the outer door panel and control panel
With the dishwasher door open, remove the Torx screws from the inner door panel. Support the outer door panel with one hand as you remove the final 2 screws so the outer door panel doesn't fall.
Separate the outer door panel and control panel slightly from the inner door panel, and let the outer panel rest on the floor while you disconnect the user interface control wire harness from the control panel.
Pull off the outer door panel and control panel.
Remove the outer dishwasher door panel.
Remove the electronic control board
Lift the locking tab, slide the control board slightly left and then release it from the inner door panel.
Release the cover locking tabs and remove the electronic control board cover.
Release the wire harness connector brace and connector box cover.
Disconnect the electronic control board wires.
Release the locking tab on the control board.
Install the new electronic control board
Remove the cover from the new electronic control board.
Connect the electronic control board wires to the new control board.
Install the wire harness connector brace and connector box cover.
Reinstall the electronic control board cover.
Push the new electronic control board into the mounting slots and slide it to the right to engage the locking tab.
Connect wires to the new electronic control board.
Reinstall the outer door panel and control panel
Position the outer door panel and control panel close enough to the inner door so you can reconnect the user interface control wire harness.
Reconnect the user interface control wire harness and attach the outer door panel and control panel to the inner door panel.
Reinstall the mounting screws.Tip: Use the longer screws to secure the control panel.
Reinstall the outer door panel.
Restore electrical power
Reset the house circuit breaker or plug in the dishwasher to restore electrical power.
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